Dakota Valley did lead start to finish in the game. The Panthers opened the first two minutes on a 6-0 run. That lead grew to nine points by the end of the first quarter at 21-12. Both teams scored at least 20 points in the second quarter, but the Panthers were able to extend the lead to 46-32 by halftime. The third quarter was tough for Dell Rapids as they were outscored 17-6 and saw the Panthers extend the lead to 63-38. The Quarriers did outscore Dakota Valley 11-4 in the final quarter.
The Quarriers were 35% (18-51) from the field in the game, 41% (7-17) from three-point area, and 50% (6-12) from the free-throw line. Dell Rapids also had 32 rebounds as a team and nine steals.
Haileigh Barnhart had a double-double in the game with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Aspen Hansen tallied 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Alli De Stigter had nine points, and Zoey Hilmoe finished with six points and four steals.
Dell Rapids (2-14) will play the last of four straight road games on Thursday, February 20th in Madison against the Bulldogs. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.